On Sun, 2012-08-26 at 19:55 +0200, Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote: > Hey Benjamin > > On Sat, 2012-08-25 at 15:44 +0200, Benjamin Drung wrote: > > > text/x-java > > > text/x-haskell > > > [...] > > Java and Haskell are compiled, but not interpreted languages. > I guess (!!) what was meant there was the source files, e.g. in case of > Java one has: > *.java - source file > *.class - binary > (hope I didn't mix those two up now ^^) > > And in this case, "text/" is still preferred. > > Now obviously there's a small border; I guess IETF's idea is: > "Can it be exectued/interpreted directly or by some interpreter? Then > application/*" > > With things like SVG it's quite tricky,... SVG has "application/" (as > most XML types will have)... the reason probably, that it's interpreted > into "drawing commands". I think the reason is that SVG is not usually read or written using generic text tools. Similarly the X bitmap type is image/x-xbitmap and not text/x-xbitmap, even though it can be read as ASCII text. (A new top-level type like 'vector' would have been better though.) Ben. > Yeah.... strange all this ^^. > > > Chris. -- Ben Hutchings Experience is what causes a person to make new mistakes instead of old ones.
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